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Quick Strikes for Monday, August 3

A nice little feature on the Triplets, a deal for Jonathan Bernier, an EARLY peek at the projected top 15 of the 2016 Draft and much more in Quick Strikes.

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  • The triplets were unstoppable last season for the Tampa Bay Lightning. Going forward, this article says, teams around the league can expect the trio to continue to wreak havoc. [Vavel]
  • The Bolts are in search of a new ECHL affiliate after new rules forced teams within the league to carry only single affiliations with NHL teams. The Florida Everblades will remain affiliated with the Carolina Hurricanes. [Bolt Prospects]
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs and Jonathan Bernier struck a deal before they would have been forced to go to arbitration. The two sides signed a deal that pays $8.3 million over two years. [The Leafs Nation]
  • The New York Rangers did some things this offseason, shedding Carl Hagelin and Cam Talbot while bringing in Viktor Stalberg and Emerson Etem. Blueshirt Banter evaluates the moves the Rangers made. [Blueshirt Banter]
  • We are in the doldrums of the offseason by now, with the official start of Free Agency 2015 happening more than a month ago. But there are still free agents out there. [Flames Nation]
  • When is the right time, if at all, to trade a declining superstar? This piece attempts to answer that question. [Puck Daddy]
  • And now...your incredibly early peek at the projected Top 15 of the 2016 NHL Draft. [Last Word on Sports]
  • San Jose Sharks defenseman Brent Burns talked about everything from his love for animals, to his passion for the military. His favorite animal is a shark. Good boy. [The Pink Puck]
  • When young players are going through development camps and training camps, the managerial and coaching makeup and mindset is very important in order to utilize these players properly. [Eyes on the Prize]
  • A look at shot differential and what it means for teams' success. Hint: a positive differential was most likely a good thing. [Hockey Wilderness]